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President Trump's name will be added to printed coronavirus stimulus checks that are set to begin rolling out next month, per the Washington Post.

Why it matters: It will be the first time an IRS disbursement features a presidential signature. But the president does not hold authorization to sign disbursements by the U.S. Treasury, so Trump's name will be placed in the memo line instead.

  • The actual signature will be by an official from the Bureau of the Fiscal Service — the division of the Treasury Department that prints the checks.
  • The Treasury Department denies concerns that adding the signature could delay disbursements.

The big picture: Paper checks for coronavirus stimulus payments will be distributed to Americans without direct deposit accounts set up with the IRS.

  • The checks won't start being mailed until the week of May 4, and they'll go out at a rate of 5 million checks per week. That means the latest checks will reach recipients by in August.

Go deeper: 80 million Americans to get stimulus payments this week, Treasury says

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Scoop: Google won't donate to members of Congress who voted against election results

Sen. Ted Cruz led the group of Republicans who opposed certifying the results. Photo: Stefani Reynolds/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

Google will not make contributions from its political action committee this cycle to any member of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the presidential election, following the deadly Capitol riot.

Why it matters: Several major businesses paused or pulled political donations following the events of Jan. 6, when pro-Trump rioters, riled up by former President Trump, stormed the Capitol on the day it was to certify the election results.

Minority Mitch still setting Senate agenda

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Chuck Schumer may be majority leader, yet in many ways, Mitch McConnell is still running the Senate show — and his counterpart is about done with it.

Why it matters: McConnell rolled over Democrats unapologetically, and kept tight control over his fellow Republicans, while in the majority. But he's showing equal skill as minority leader, using political jiujitsu to convert a perceived weakness into strength.